Our approach is to treat
every client as unique. We offer total custom
website design from start to finish. We take
a consultative approach to your needs. Our goal is to give
you a web site that you will
be proud of, will meet your goals and objectives and keep
your visitors and customers coming back.
1. Designing a site without
the purpose in mind.
Some websites do not make the purpose of the site very clear.
The user should be able to determine the purpose of the
website from the home page. They shouldn't have to find
the purpose by exploring the sub pages, because they probably
2. Making the purchasing
If your site is intended to sell products, the process of
doing so should not be a difficult task for the user. When
the user has an impulse to buy, they should be able to start
the purchasing process instantly.
3. Hard to
If a user can not find the information they need or product
they are looking for, they are likely to leave your site.
With that being said, everything should be easy to get to
from any page on the site. The user should also be able to
determine what page they are on at all times, as well as how
to get back where they were before.
Forgetting purpose of text
Text is meant to be read; it should contrast with the background,
and have a readable font. Text should also be limited in graphics.
Using html text not only lowers the page load time, but it
allows users to enlarge the text, copy and paste the text,
and allows search engines to read the text. Using text for
design is fine when the text isn't an essential part of the
information at hand.
Putting too much content on one page
Many websites try to pack a webpage down with content they
feel is important and do not want the user to miss. However,
the more content that is on a page the higher the chances
are that the user will not see something. If you have too
many items competing for attention, the user will focus in
on only a few of them. Let the user decide what is important
to them, and navigate to it accordingly.
Although Flash can be a very powerful tool in web development,
it can also have a negative effect on a website. Many sites
use Flash intros which are often annoying and impact the search
engine optimization. If a Flash intro is necessary, an html
link which doesn't require Flash should present and visible
as soon as the page loads. However, using a "Skip"
button often says that the information isn't important, in
which case we probably shouldn't force the user to experience
it as soon as they enter the website.
Over using graphics
Although graphics can make your site look nice, they should
be used properly. The graphics should always be optimized
for web use, and you should never use html to shrink your
images. This will make your page sizes smaller, and they will
load quicker. Another technique is to use tiled images whenever
8. Using too
There are many tools out there that will generate code for
you. However, these tools usually create more code than is
necessary. This will make you page sizes larger, as well as
make it difficult to update later. Minimizing the amount of
code used, will make your site load quicker, and allow for
faster updates and alterations later.
Opening New Browser Windows
Users hate unwarranted pop-up windows. Links that don't behave
as expected undermine users' understanding of their own system.
A link should be a simple hypertext reference that replaces
the current page with new content. The strategy is self-defeating
since it disables the Back button which is the normal way
users return to previous sites.
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provide you with a no-cost, no obligation quote.